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Sustainable packaging at BIC: an extension of guidelines that have long been observed

Christian Keator is area manager-packaging engineering at BIC USA. He describes here how BIC is dealing with today’s new emphasis on sustainable packaging. As it turns out, sustainability has always been a corporate objective at BIC.
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Meadwestvaco: Meadwestvaco: Sustainable security packaging

Packaging Graphics has entered into a licensing agreement with MeadWestvaco to use its Natralock technology to manufacture and market theft-deterrent packaging products.
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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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Marketing to Brand China

“Made in China” appears on virtually everything we buy these days, from underwear to vacuum cleaners to heavy-duty machinery.
A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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Package Case Study
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Non-food flexible packs devour awards

FPA recognizes a multilayer p-s ‘book’ label for cleaners, a plastic header bag, a resealable stand-up pouch, a high-barrier industrial wrap, formable and peelable webs for a medical package, and a CR reclosable bag for pharmaceuticals.
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Technical prowess, flexible style

Two improved package materials, one for cup lidding, one for microwave wrapping, secured Technical Innovation awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn. competition. Printing and Environmental Achievement awards also went to new technologies.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.
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A 'greener' way to decorate

VOSS of Oslo, Norway, is the first beverage plant licensee of RevTech’s Envirogluv™ glass decorating technology. In fact, it’s the first application of the technology used by a packager other than Revlon, RevTech’s former parent company, which has used it on glass containers of nail polish and makeup for several years.
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Bags are a natural for organic cereals

In May, 2000, Barbara’s Bakery, a Petaluma, CA-based natural foods maker, began using oriented polypropylene “eco” bags to sell family-sized packages of its Organic Shredded Oats and Organic Puffins cereals.
Harley-Davidson uses molded pulp to help protect shipments of motorcycle parts and accessories, as shown (above) by packaging en
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Molded pulp benefits beer, motorcycle parts shipments

Harley-Davidson and Merchant Direct discussed how they ride the advantages of molded pulp at IMPEPA’s late-September seminar.
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Wine bottles go 'green' for Europe

Citing European preference for “green” packaging, and to satisfy local regulatory prohibitions, Canandaigua Brands, Fairport, NY, has switched wine capsules on bottles it ships to Europe.
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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.

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